Father kills self after daughter consumes poison

Erode: The father of a 17-year-old girl, who consumed poison after her parents objected to her relationship with a Dalit boy, allegedly committed suicide in his house near here this morning. The police said the young couple had consumed poison at Tiruchirapalli last week. While the 21-year-old man died on 19 June, the girl was rushed to a hospital, where she is undergoing treatment, the police said. Her mother was

HMK slams Swamy for criticising Rajinikanth

Coimbatore: A pro-Hindu outfit has taken exception to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy reportedly questioning Rajinikanth’s credentials to enter politics and said there was nothing wrong if the Superstar took the political plunge as he had the backing of lakhs of people. ‘There was nothing wrong in Rajinikanth entering politics as he had the support of lakhs of people, Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) President Arjun Sampath, who recently met the actor

Woman strangles drunkard husband to death in TN

Coimbatore: Unable to bear the torture by her drunkard husband, a 34-year old woman allegedly strangled him to death in neighbouring Salem district, police said. Murugesan, a farmer, used to come home drunk daily and physically torture his wife. The woman tied the hands and legs of her husband Murugesan while he was asleep and then strangled him to death at their house in Mannayakkanpatty village, they said. After the

Lankan Navy arrests eight TN fishermen

Nagapattinam: At least eight fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy from Nagapattinam in the late hours of Friday for allegedly entering into Sri Lankan territorial waters. The navy also seized one boat used by the fishermen near Paruthithurai in the Bay of Bengal. Earlier, on 22 June, the Lankan Navy arrested four Tamilnadu fishermen for allegedly fishing in Sri Lanka’s territorial waters.

Ramanathapuram to get integrated textile park

Chennai: An integrated textile processing park has been planned to be set up in Ramanathapuram district at a cost of Rs 150 crore with Central grant, the Tamilnadu government said yesterday. The facility upon operational would have 30 textile processing units with a capital outlay of Rs 450 crore and create 6,000 jobs, Industries Minister M C Sampath told the Assembly. The park would come on a 225 acre land in

Girl dies of dengue, woman of swine flu in Coimbatore

Coimbatore: A 19-year-old girl died of dengue, while a 52-year-old woman succumbed to swine flu in the district, police said yesterday. The teenaged girl, Keerthana from Karumathampatti in the district was admitted to a private hospital two days ago with complaints of fever and tested positive for dengue, police said. She died this morning, without responding to treatment, they said. Meanwhile, Ranganayaki, who was undergoing treatment for swine flu in

TN hospital to launch air ambulance

Coimbatore: An air ambulance service of a private hospital here, claimed to be the first such facility to be run by a hospital in the country, will be launched on 25 June. IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa would inaugurate the “Ganga Air Ambulance’ helicopter service of Ganga Hospital, a release from the hospital said yesterday. The 1992-made Agusta Westland 109C model twin-engine helicopter will provide emergency medical

TN govt trying to get Google centre: Minister

Chennai: Tamilnadu Information Technology Minister M Manikandan informed the Assembly that the government was taking steps to facilitate setting up a centre of Google in the State. Intervening when DMK member I Periasamy who was speaking on the debate on demand for grants to Industries Department, the Minister said the government was trying to facilitate a meeting either in Singapore or USA with Google Inc to take forward the proposal.

Stand on Rajiv case convicts after talks: Nirmala

Tiruchi: Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman  said a stand on the demand for release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case could be taken only after due deliberations. “Be it the Central or the State government, a stand can be taken (on this issue) only after talks,” she said. Recalling that mercy petitions to the President were turned down in this case, the commerce and industry minister said the

BJP condemns attack on Ramnad party leader

Ramanathapuram: The BJP has condemned the attack on Aswin, the party leader here, and his father Malaimegam. They were attacked Thursday night. BJP national general secretary Muralidhara Rao alleged that “Islamic terrorists forces are behind the attack and they are getting funds from some countries and organisations“. He said yesterday’s attack was not the first incident and the police were not taking effective steps to nab the culprits. He also said

Sukesh produced in Coimbatore court in cheating case

Coimbatore: Sukesh Chandrashekar, arrested recently for allegedly trying to bribe an Election Commission official on behalf of AIADMK (Amma) leader T T V Dinakaran, was produced in a court here in a seven-year-old cheating case. The Delhi police brought Chandrashekar and produced him before Second Judicial Magistrate Rajkumar, who posted the matter to 6 July. He was later taken back to Delhi, the police here said. The case here related